Zirkumflex welcomes Kunstverein Milano & Michelangelo Consani
Opening 30 May From 7pm
Dj set by Fritz For Funk
Kunstverein Publishing is an independent collective Publishing house shared by Kunstvereins, Amsterdam, Milano and New York, founded in 2009 it has published over twenty titles, artist's books, monographs, artistic projects and magazines.
The Kunstverein publications will be on display in Berlin accompanied by "Fellow Traveler" a project by Michelangelo Consani.
Startingpoint for "Fellow Traveler" is the "The Caspian Depression", a publication reflecting on Consani's work (curated by Matteo Lucchetti and published by KV Milano in 2012) in which three important projects on 'degrowth' are elaborated. With theoretical contributions by Serge Latouche and critic Paolo Emilio Antognoli Viti, this book became a small manual on how artistic practice may contribute to (re-) designing a sustainable future.
Michelangelo Consani presents a paper mache sculpture built up of images he downloaded from the Internet, these pictures account the historical period from 1957 (the launch of the Soviet Sputnik) to the present.
The artist chooses two representative images for each consecutive year, "appropriating emblematic events" that have marked history and pastes all 114 images together, giving them a new shape on each occasion. The result is an itinerant sculpture that changes shape in every place in which it is housed. At the Convert Glassbox in Paris it took the form of a Red Army star, in Berlin the sculpture will undergo a metamorphosis: questioning the transmission of memory and strategies for the fabrication of new forms of knowledge through contemporary art.